Maryan is a 70-year-old grandmother living in an Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP) camp in the Mudug region of North Eastern Somalia with her eight grandchildren— seven of them are orphans who have recently lost their mother. Maryan arrived in this camp 11 years ago after fleeing from a conflict in southern Somalia.
Fadumo, a 37-year-old mother of seven, fled with her seven children from Mogadishu to Galkayo due to insecurity in 2007. She owned a small shop that provided income for her, and her family and she was also able to pay her children's school fees. Fadumo did not expect to lose her business and end up in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp.
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